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This is a discussion on carbon fiber hood in winter conditions within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i just bought a seibon cw-ii carbon fiber hood for my car. i hit a deer and payed a lil ...

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    carbon fiber hood in winter conditions

    i just bought a seibon cw-ii carbon fiber hood for my car. i hit a deer and payed a lil extra to get it. i still have the stock hood on because it took a while to come in and the stock one is hardly dented. a couple of my friends told me that their buddies that have carbon hoods and do not keep them on in the winter because they crack easy and the sault eats the finish. what you think i am just lookin for more input.

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    Why would it eat the finish it sould have a clearcoat on it like you paint I would think. I had one on my civic before I upgraded to a 06 WRX and never had a prob. You also can wax it and the rest of your car. should be no big deal. if your scared you can give it to me i'll put on my car if it's an 06

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    All of seibon's hoods have a clear coat. You should be fine, just make sure you keep your carbon hood waxed on a regular basis with a high quality, clear coat-safe wax.

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    well the stock evo wings are made of cf and they have endless problems such as clear coat coming off, cracking, and further damaging. so i wouldnt look past it, as stated make sure you keep your cf hood maintained...

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    i had a siebon cf hood on mine for majority of this winter. it snowed a bunch but i believe washington state doesnt use salt on the roads. clear coat will protect against salt. cold does not cause cf to crack from my experiences
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    nothing wrong with mine had it on all winter
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    If you are so scared find someone to add clearcoat to it. It shouldn't take much to do maybe wetsand to roughen the surface and spray on acouple of coats. get a professional of coarse. or as i said before give it to me if it's a 06

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